[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 49 (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)]
[Pages 14838-14839]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6002]



[Docket No. 70-7016; NRC-2009-0157]

General Electric-Hitachi Global Laser Enrichment LLC, Commercial 
Laser-Based Uranium Enrichment Facility, Wilmington, North Carolina; 

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

ACTION: Notice of availability of safety evaluation report.


SUMMARY: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) is 
considering the issuance of a license to General Electric-Hitachi 
Global Laser Enrichment LLC (GLE or the applicant) to authorize 
construction of a laser-based uranium enrichment facility and 
possession and use of byproduct material, source material, and special 
nuclear material (SNM). This proposed facility is proposed to be 
located in Wilmington, North Carolina. The NRC prepared a Safety 
Evaluation Report (SER) in support of this license application.

ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC-2009-0157 when contacting the 
NRC about the availability of information regarding this document. You 
may access information related to this document, which the NRC 
possesses and is publicly-available, using the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC-2009-0157. Address

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questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301-492-
3668; email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy C. Johnson, Office of Nuclear 
Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852; telephone: (301) 492-3121; email: 
[email protected].


I. Introduction

    By letter dated June 26, 2009, the applicant submitted to the NRC 
an application requesting a license, under Title 10 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations Parts 30, 40, and 70, to possess and use byproduct 
material, source material, and SNM in a laser-based uranium enrichment 
facility. Revisions to the application were submitted on March 23, 
2010; June 25, 2010; December 16, 2010; March 29, 2011; August 1, 2011; 
August 12, 2011; October 14; and November 11, 2011. The Applicant 
proposes that the facility be located in Wilmington, North Carolina.
    The NRC staff prepared the SER in support of this license 
application. The SER discusses the results of the safety review 
performed by the staff in the following areas: general information, 
organization and administration, Integrated Safety Analysis (ISA) and 
ISA summary, radiation protection, nuclear criticality safety, chemical 
process safety, fire safety, emergency management, environmental 
protection, decommissioning, management measures, material control and 
accounting, physical protection, physical security of the 
transportation of SNM of low strategic significance, human factors 
engineering, and electrical power and instrumentation and control 

II. Further Information

    The SER is available online in the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at 
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html. From this site, you can 
access the NRC's Agencywide Documents Access and Management System 
(ADAMS), which provides text and image files of NRC's public documents. 
The ADAMS Accession Number for the June 26, 2009, license application 
is ML091871003 and ML092110280. Revisions of the application are 
available at ADAMS Accession Numbers ML100910053, ML101810134, 
ML103610078, ML103610080, ML110960272, ML112140138, ML112290297, 
ML112990562, and ML11326A177. The ADAMS Accession Number for the 
February 2012 SER is ML12060A007.
    If you do not have access to ADAMS or if there are problems in 
accessing the documents located in ADAMS, contact the NRC Public 
Document Room Reference staff at 800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or via 
email to [email protected]. These documents may also be viewed 
electronically on the public computers located at the NRC's PDR, O1F21, 
One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. 
The PDR reproduction contractor will copy documents for a fee.

    Dated at Rockville, Maryland this 1st day of March, 2012.

    For the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Marissa G. Bailey,
Deputy Director, Division of Fuel Cycle Safety and Safeguards, Office 
of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards.
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